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Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea review – what we thought

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most well-known tales and while other venues have tried their hand at creating a themed afternoon tea, nowhere else quite has the quirk factor that the Sanderson London does. As soon as I walk through the door I am greeted by a hot red lips sofa and I wonder how my flatmate would feel if I inconspicuously added it to our living room. The foyer smells like a Jo Malone candle and although none of the décor has any kind of consistency, it still has an air of glamour of being high-end. We […]

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Ibérica Review – What We Thought

I have a new favourite restaurant. An adventurous diner, I love all types of cuisine but also believe that there is a time and a place for a lot of restaurants – sometimes you want formality, sometimes candlelit intimacy and sometimes only liveliness will do. Somehow, Ibérica fits into all these categories – I’m actually struggling to think of an occasion that it wouldn’t be appropriate for. Visiting the brand spanking new Victoria restaurant, Ibérica’s fifth in London (there’s also one in Manchester), on a Friday evening I thought it may have been a bit of a corporate environment, especially […]

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Bandol Review – What We Thought

It came about halfway through our meal at Bandol: just as my succulent rack of lamb touched down on our table: that moment when you realise everything is going to be ok. When you realise that the excellence running from the amuse bouche through to the main courses is going to continue all the way to the coffee and petit fours. You’re in good hands. You can relax. Ultimately, you go to a good restaurant for the same reason you go to a top-draw football match or to the opera: to experience pure, top-of-their-game excellence. Bandol, a French restaurant inspired […]

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Bandol Review – What We Thought

It came about halfway through our meal at Bandol: just as my succulent rack of lamb touched down on our table: that moment when you realise everything is going to be ok. When you realise that the excellence running from the amuse bouche through to the main courses is going to continue all the way to the coffee and petit fours. You’re in good hands. You can relax. Ultimately, you go to a good restaurant for the same reason you go to a top-draw football match or to the opera: to experience pure, top-of-their-game excellence. Bandol, a French restaurant inspired […]

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Barrio Soho Review – What We Thought

I love Mexican food and I love sharing food. By sharing I mean a conscious decision by a group of us to order a few plates of different foods – not giving up a carefully ordered individual meal. But back to sharing. I headed to Soho with a friend one particularly thirsty Thursday evening to try out the new Mexican inspired menu at late night favourite, Barrio Soho. They’ve just undergone a bit of a makeover (formerly called Barrio Central) and have a new head chef, Ernesto Pavia, from Bubbledogs and a three star Michelin restaurant in France before that. So he […]

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Barrio Soho Review – What We Thought

I love Mexican food and I love sharing food. By sharing I mean a conscious decision by a group of us to order a few plates of different foods – not giving up a carefully ordered individual meal. But back to sharing. I headed to Soho with a friend one particularly thirsty Thursday evening to try out the new Mexican inspired menu at late night favourite, Barrio Soho. They’ve just undergone a bit of a makeover (formerly called Barrio Central) and have a new head chef, Ernesto Pavia, from Bubbledogs and a three star Michelin restaurant in France before that. So he […]

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Hakkasan Review – What We Thought

We all know the poem ‘in the dark dark house’ well here is my version – ready for this? On the dark, dark (Hanway) street, was a dark, dark (Hanway) place and in the dark, dark place was a dark, dark corner and in that corner was a dark, dark restaurant, Hakkasan. Ok so it might not roll off the tongue quite as well, but that poem always springs to mind when I visit Catonese restaurant Hakkasan in Hanway Place. Turning off the bustling Oxford Street, Hanway Place is eerily quiet and slightly foreboding and tucked away in the corner […]

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Hakkasan Review – What We Thought

We all know the poem ‘in the dark dark house’ well here is my version – ready for this? On the dark, dark (Hanway) street, was a dark, dark (Hanway) place and in the dark, dark place was a dark, dark corner and in that corner was a dark, dark restaurant, Hakkasan. Ok so it might not roll off the tongue quite as well, but that poem always springs to mind when I visit Catonese restaurant Hakkasan in Hanway Place. Turning off the bustling Oxford Street, Hanway Place is eerily quiet and slightly foreboding and tucked away in the corner […]

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Le Restaurant de PAUL review – what we thought

Throughout my life any day where I spied a PAUL’s Bakery and managed to pop in to grab a bite was a good day, so imagine my glee when I found out they had opened a restaurant in Covent Garden. A full blown restaurant serving not only delicious small bites, like quiches with melt in your mouth pastry and a selection of cakes that would make Parisians themselves proud, but full blown meals and more importantly – alcohol. Expanding their empire evermore, PAUL’s Bakery has recently launched Le Restaurant de Paul at ground level of Tower 42 and The Handbook […]

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Le Restaurant de PAUL review – what we thought

Throughout my life any day where I spied a PAUL’s Bakery and managed to pop in to grab a bite was a good day, so imagine my glee when I found out they had opened a restaurant in Covent Garden. A full blown restaurant serving not only delicious small bites, like quiches with melt in your mouth pastry and a selection of cakes that would make Parisians themselves proud, but full blown meals and more importantly – alcohol. Expanding their empire evermore, PAUL’s Bakery has recently launched Le Restaurant de Paul at ground level of Tower 42 and The Handbook […]

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Halva Bakery Review – What We Thought

As much as we love our raw juices and porridge for breakfast, when the weather is cold, it’s Friday and you have a day off from the office, we yearn for something a little more indulgent. And finding myself in just this situation I dropped into the Halva Bakery on Fulham Road for breakfast. We told you about it back in May when it first opened, but here’s a recap, owned by the professionally trained baker Lila Sarhang Zadeh, Halva means ‘something sweet’ because alongside their fresh breads and croissants they serve up tarts, cakes, pastries and macarons.      […]

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Halva Bakery Review – What We Thought

As much as we love our raw juices and porridge for breakfast, when the weather is cold, it’s Friday and you have a day off from the office, we yearn for something a little more indulgent. And finding myself in just this situation I dropped into the Halva Bakery on Fulham Road for breakfast. We told you about it back in May when it first opened, but here’s a recap, owned by the professionally trained baker Lila Sarhang Zadeh, Halva means ‘something sweet’ because alongside their fresh breads and croissants they serve up tarts, cakes, pastries and macarons.      […]

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